[Beowulf] Newbie

Skylar Thompson skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Thu Dec 29 12:21:09 PST 2005

john p wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm currently trying out my first beowulf cluster. I'm attempting a 
> 3-node private cluster. I'm using Linux 9 OS. I've come to the point 
> where i need to setup the remote shell (rsh) but i cant find the 
> /etc/hosts.equiv or the .rhosts files. They are just not there. Do i 
> need to create the files or do i need to install Linux 9 again? 
> Please advise.

For a variety of reasons, I recommend using ssh with passwordless keys, 
rather than host authentication with rsh. There's a good guide here:


Send email if you run into trouble. Good luck!

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/

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